less suffering, more dreaming: black lgbtqi poetry disorbiting pain’s paradigm – 19 January 2022
From Michaelagh Broadbent
In this RACE.ED seminar, tatiana nascimento discussed new possibilities to understand black diasporic and queer literature. The presentation plays with words and meanings from a queer poetic perspective with a profound claim for the right to dream futures where black diasporic and sexual dissidence can live over the same soil as our ancestors. Living together brings into view the importance of the “quilombo” as a territory of resistance and organisation. Quilombo, then, is where the black cultural and historical identity is protected. Challenging the constant presence of pain as a colonial expectation to what dissident bodies should stage, queering the territory (Queerlombismo or Cuírlombismo) is a land and a creative space of dialogue and literary production.